Yes, I know butter and cream and parmesan are technically nutrition. :) But I decided to add a healthier ingredient.
Here's my basic Alfredo recipe…
Here are the ingredients I used (approximately, since I just dumped). :) If you want the real recipe, pull out your Betty Crocker Cookbook (and double the recipe for a family with big appetites).
1 box fettuccine noodles
1 bag shredded fresh parmesan (not the powdered stuff!) plus a little bit of a second bag
1/2 stick butter (the real thing. Don't even think about margarine)
Approx. 1/2 cup half & half (enough to make it fairly "wet")
Fresh ground Pepper to taste
Fresh ground nutmeg (Optional, and go easy on it. The first time my daughter got to grate whole nutmeg, she had so much fun she got carried away. Our meal tasted more like eggnog!)
I sometimes add Tyson Fajita Chicken (already cooked) but didn't use it this time.
Boil noodles in salted water according to directions until al dente. I usually test it by eating a noodle...or two or three. (Love this part!) :) They need to still be somewhat firm (chewy) for Alfredo. This time, I tossed in fresh broccoli flowerettes for the last 2 or 3 minutes of boiling time.
Don't overcook the noodles or they'll mush up and disintegrate! Drain, and toss in the butter. Let sit until melted.
Add half & half to the noodles. Stir around until coated with the butter and cream. Then dump in the shredded parmesan. Toss.
So easy and tasty!! Enjoy!